The Madison Lions Club held a recognition program for the winners of its 2017-’18 Peace Poster Contest at the Scranton Library.  The incentive to participate in this contest comes from Lions Clubs International (LCI), and is intended to motivate 11 to 13 year-old middle school students to express their ideas by painting scenes that will promote world peace. This is the 31st annual event sponsored by LCI. Seventy-two works were submitted by Madison students this year.

The first place winner was Brooke Istishin, whose painting had the theme “Many Countries Coming Together to Form the Future of Our World.” The second place winner was June Aarsen, and the third place winner was Kennedy Courtney. All the participants worked under the guidance of art teacher Christa Radziunas. The judges were Bev Schirmeier, Jay Babina, and Sara Drought Nebel from the Madison Art Society.